Panoramic Ayanet

A snow shoes hike above the crowd, starting from the crowdy Ayanet ski resort in Formigal, Spanish Pyrenees, going up to Punta Espelunciecha (2396m) by the Culivillas vallon. Summit that offers a great view other the lake and pico of Ayanet, Pic du Midi d’Ossau, the COl of Pourt
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Whites and blues in Ossau

A crossing of the Cirque d’Anéou to the peak of Canaourouye (2347m) at the frontier line with Spain, departure from the Araille hut (1720m), below the col of Pourtalet. Shades of whites, blues, silhouettes in the menu of the harvest of this splendid snowshoe walk Discover the fu
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Around the Montagne du Rey

A this long winter walk around the Rey mountain at the entrance of the Ossau valley. From misty landscapes to snowy plateaus, the mossed trees create a succession of atmospheres in colours or blacks and whites, between the slopes, the undergrowth, the valley… This loop of about
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Mustayou, Souturou, Biscacou !

First walk of the year, starting in Sarrance (314m) in Aspe valley to reach the summits of the Mustayou (1206m) Souturou (1183m) Biscacou (1168m), on paths still warm of fire cleaning the day before … and ending in a forest with magical accents … Discover all the pictures
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The burning cloud

A strange phenomenon observed this afternoon at the entrance of the valley of Ossau in the Pyrenees … an ecobuage with hiroshimeque forms near the villages of Aste-Béon and Bielle. A couple more pictures here A couple more pictures here
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At peak Baïgura

Going high, hiking to Mount Baïgura (897m), in Basque country, a pretty climb starting from Hélette, up to Laina peak at 866m. A great opportunity to appreciate the birds and paragliers ballet above us in the clear sky. See all the photos The paragliders Later in the day, on the way b
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It’s all about art

Travels Arts to Arts during exhibitions , concerts, visits, to discover artists and their works in France, Spain, Italy, Philippines …
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The Fort of Portalet

In the heart of the Béarn, in the french Pyrenees, the Fort of Portalet was built in the late nineteenth century. Overlooked by the mythical path of the Mâture, rising overhead from the cliff the valley of Aspe the road to the Col du Somport. Military work, it served to protect the ro
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Pyrenean traditions

The Pyrenees, especially the Béarn and its valleys, are rich of traditions, traditional festivals, some secular. Following are a few examples, as many witnesses of the cultural wealth of the region. May 1st Fair in Oloron From the Middle Ages in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, the fair is held o
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The Phonies Bergères

This new edition of the Land Art festival of the Aspe Valley welcomes the artists Eva Clouard, Linda Gordon, Philippe Vaz Coateland, Elena Saracino, Frédéric Boiron on the Camino of Santiago between Jouers et Accous
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Paragliding for invalids

Invalids people of Passerelle du Cœur organisation and your servant discovered the paragliding sensations with the members of Han-vol.
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Nicolas Maleig’s mares and donkeys

During the summer pasture, that’s in the Lhers plateau in front of the circus of Lescun, that Nicolas Maleig raises his mares. Nearby, in the Aspe valley, it’s on the heights of Urdos that he raises his donkeys. The milk will be used to produce his Leanor brand products.
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Sarrance, village of Aspe valley

Along the Gave of Aspe, in Béarn, region of the Pyrenees, the village of Sarrance is located on the road to Spain between the villages of Escot and Bedous. In the famous monastery of Sarrance, here’s a Premonstratensian cloister dating from the seventeenth century, also the Notr
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Major Risks in the Pyrénées

Major risks, whether natural, avalanches, floods, earthquakes, or technological, due to accidents, pollution, are a major concern in the Pyrenees. The flood of the century With a few images, here is an example of extreme weather events, the “flood of the century” of Novemb
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Handi-ski in the Pyrénées

2013 starts on the snow… at La Pierre-Saint-Martin in the Pyrénées for a test drive to prepare a group outreach, with the organisation la Passerelle du Cœur and Handiski…
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